Grand Circle of the American West

Price per person
from £2,705

Price based on
London Heathrow
27th Sep 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 16 days

  • Western USA

  • Active pace

  • Classic escorted tours

Experience aspen forest panoramas aboard steam locomotives and journey across the Navajo Nation to see the desolate beauty of Monument Valley. Discover Old West tales of mining towns and Mormon pioneers and peer into the awesome Grand Canyon.

At a glance

  • Glenwood Canyon Journey through its rugged gorges high above the Colorado River.
  • Dead Horse Point Stand at its dramatic overlooks and discover the legend behind the name.
  • Arches National Park Home to more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches.
  • Four Corners Monument Stand in four states at once!
  • Durango & Silverton Railroad Take a panoramic train ride through the San Juan National Forest.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Customer Reviews


21st October 2017
Mrs Catherine Rankin

Well organised, tiring at times...

12th September 2017
Trusted Customer

Well organised, tiring at times


Experience aspen forest panoramas aboard steam locomotives and journey across the Navajo Nation to see the desolate beauty of Monument Valley. Discover Old West tales of mining towns and Mormon pioneers and peer into the awesome Grand Canyon.

Total meals included:

  • 4 breakfasts

UK - Denver


Fly to Denver where you will transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Your tour starts today.

Denver - Vail - Grand Junction


Travel west into the Rockies and stop in Vail, one of America’s most popular mountain resorts. Continue through the massive 1,800-foot-high walls of Glenwood Canyon before reaching the awe-inspiring natural beauty and dramatic red-rock landscape of Grand Junction.

Grand Junction - Colorado National Monument - Arches National Park - Moab


This morning, visit Colorado National Monument with its canyons that drop as much as 500 feet deep. On to Arches National Park, with more than 2,000 preserved natural sandstone arches. Once inside the national park, get a glimpse at the world-famous Delicate Arch, known as “The Chaps,” from the designated viewpoint. Overnight in Moab, with time to stroll through the downtown shops for a great selection of Southwestern art and jewellery.

Moab - Canyonlands National Park - Dead Horse Point State Park - Moab


Excursion to Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park. The day begins with magnificent Canyonlands National Park, a colourful landscape eroded into countless canyons, mesas, and buttes by the Colorado and Green Rivers. The remote Maze, the rugged Needles, and our destination today, the “Island in the Sky.” Continue on to Dead Horse Point State Park, where your tour director tells you the legend behind the name. Stroll along the Rim Walk, towering 2,000 feet directly above the Colorado River. Dead Horse Point Mesa provides breath taking views of southeastern Utah’s canyon country and the pinnacles and buttes of Canyonlands National Park. Return to Moab, where the afternoon is free for independent activities.

Moab - Capitol Reef National Park - Bryce Canyon National Park


Today’s route past Capitol Reef National Park and Escalante is one of the most spectacular, yet unknown, scenic drives in the USA. The majesty of Capitol Reef will intrigue you with its twisting canyons, massive domes, monoliths, and spires of sandstone. Next, travel along Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to Bryce Canyon National Park, where slow erosion over the ages has created fantastically sculpted rock formations resembling castle towers and cathedral spires. The natural amphitheatres and canyons glow with different lights throughout the day.

Bryce Canyon National Park - Zion National Park - Page


Today, descend into half-mile-deep Zion National Park. “Zion” means a place of peace and refuge. Enjoy the colourful sandstone walls that rise thousands of feet above the lush greenery of the canyon floor. Afterward, head east into Page and cruise the waters of America’s second-largest man-made reservoir.

Page - Williams


First stop this morning is the Wupatki National Monument, one of several sites preserving pueblos (villages) of ancient peoples. Take time to imagine the past before visiting one of the five largest prehistoric pueblos, the Wupatki Pueblo. Afterward, Sunset Crater volcano national monument! Roughly 900 years ago, the eruption of this volcano reshaped the surrounding landscape, forever changing the lives of people, plants, and animals. Our journey continues to Williams, a picturesque mountain town with Route 66 as the Main Street and the gateway to the Grand Canyon. Enjoy one of the best preserved stretches of the Mother Road in America. Walk Main Street and you’ll find vintage neon on buildings that are preserved to their original character, and restaurants that have the character of the Route 66 heyday.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Williams - Grand Canyon National Park - Williams


Today, experience one of the Natural Wonders of the World and see the beauty and splendour of Grand Canyon National Park. The day is free to enjoy the park at your leisure. Wander along the canyon rim for breath taking views. For an once-in-a-lifetime thrill, take an optional helicopter flightseeing trip over the Grand Canyon.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Williams - Monument Valley - Kayenta


To experience the American West immortalised on the silver screen, journey across the Navajo Nation to Monument Valley. Situated on the Arizona/Utah border, the valley’s scenic desert vistas and iconic buttes have appeared in countless classic Western films. See the massive formations on a memorable 4-wheel drive tour. Then, on to Kayenta, or join the optional Navajo cookout for dinner, surrounded by red-rock canyons.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Kayenta - Four Corners - Mesa Verde National Park - Durango


Today, continue through Utah to the “Four Corners” region, where Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico converge, and you can stand in four states at the same time. Next, wondrous Mesa Verde National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you walk in the footsteps of Ancestral Puebloans and see their mysterious, centuries-old cliff dwellings. Afterward, head to Durango in the Animas River Valley, surrounded by the San Juan Mountains. Tonight, maybe explore the historic downtown.

Durango - Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad - Durango


Board the Durango and Silverton Narrow-Gauge railroad this morning for a scenic ride through San Juan National Forest. Experience the adventure of travelling by a coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive on the same tracks that miners, cowboys, and settlers of the Old West took more than a century ago. This historic train has been in continuous operation for more than 125 years, and the locomotives used to pull today’s train are 1923-1925 vintage. The train hugs steep canyon walls as it winds its way through the Rio de las Animas Canyon, with vistas of snow-capped peaks. Free time in Silverton, once a major mining town that owes its name to the bragging statement by an early miner, “We have no gold, but silver by the ton!”

Durango - Ouray - Black Canyon National Park - Gunnison


Travel north through the San Juan Mountains, stopping in Ouray, a small community nestled in some of the Rockies’ most rugged and towering peaks. This afternoon, visit one of America’s newest national parks: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. The unique and spectacular landscape was formed slowly by the action of water and rock scouring. No other canyon in North America combines the narrow opening, sheer walls, and startling depths that you will see here.

Gunnison - Buena Vista - Colorado Springs


Our journey continues through beautiful Buena Vista, a picture-perfect town that has retained a Wild West charm and is nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Continue to Colorado Springs, where the view from the top of nearby Pikes Peak inspired Katharine Lee Bates to compose America the Beautiful more than 100 years ago. Visit the Garden of the Gods, a city park that is a garden of towering red-rock formations.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Colorado Springs - Seven Falls-US Olympic Training Centre-U.S Air Force Academy - Denver


Visit Seven Falls and discover why it has earned a spot on National Geographic’s list of International Waterfalls. At the Olympic Training Center enjoy a guided tour of the flagship training facility where the USA Swimming and Shooting teams have their national headquarters on complex. Conclude your vacation with a visit to the U.S. Air Force Academy and trace the footsteps of some of our nation's most revered leaders. Return to Denver in the late afternoon for an evening at leisure.

Denver - UK


Your tour ends today.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in Las Vegas.

Home landing in the UK


Things to note

Colorado, Utah and Arizona are blessed with exquisite mountain scenery and extraordinary outdoor attractions. Visiting and participating in activities in these locations is subject to favourable weather and/or road conditions


Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.

  • Denver: Holiday Inn Denver - Cherry Creek
  • Grand Junction: Grand Vista
  • Moab: Big Horn Lodge
  • Bryce Canyon: Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn
  • Page: Quality Inn at Lake Powell
  • Williams: La Quinta Inn & Suites
  • Kayenta: Kayenta Monument Valley Inn
  • Durango: Durango Downtown Inn
  • Gunnison: Comfort Inn Gunnison
  • Colorado Springs: The Academy Hotel (2018)

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